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Another fatality in group riding crash

A 63-year-old Victorian man has died in a crash on a dirt road while out riding in a group southwest of Stanthorpe, Queensland, yesterday (Tuesday 11 September 2019).

Police say the man was riding his motorcycle around noon along Murphy’s Crossing Road at Nundubbermere (above) as part of a larger group.

They say he “lost control and crashed”.

“An off-duty nurse located the crash and provided first-aid along with the other riders, however the man was declared deceased at the scene,” police say.

The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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Quote this reference number: QP1901766556.

Group crashes

Fatal crash highlights group riding risk
Southern Cross Association Poker Run riders

A 61-year-old rider also died on a group charity ride last week on the Moonie Highway in southern Queensland.

Two others were injured.

They were part of a contingent of 351 on the 22nd annual Southern Cross Association Poker Run for Spina Bifida Queensland going from Yeppoon to Nindigully.

On the same day, a motorcyclist died after falling from his bike in the New England region.

The 65-year-old man was travelling with several riders heading west on the Gwydir Highway towards Glen Innes.

Our sincere condolences to the riders’ families and friends.

Riding in a group can be safer if you have a crash as there are others who can help.

However, there are also risks in riding with several other riders.

Click here for tips on riding in groups.